Blockchain & Privacy Faculty of Law and Political Science – Amphitheater IV, May 13, 2022, Rennes.

Blockchain and privacy
Faculty of Law and Political Science – Amphitheater IV, Friday 13 May at 9.30 am.
### Scientific leaders * [Brunessen Bertrand](, Professor of Public Law, Jean Monnet Chair, IODE UMR CNRS 6262 * [Sandrine Turgis](, Professor of Public Law, IODE UMR CNRS 6262 ### Presentation The Blockchain or “blockchain” is a distributed ledger: the data and transactions are stored and managed decentralized among all users. Fundamental to the European digital strategy, the blockchain raises fundamental legal issues, in particular from the point of view of the protection of rights, namely the right to respect for privacy and the protection of personal data, included here under the idea of ​​”privacy.” ”. This research is part of a very appropriate legal and institutional context for this object of study, in terms of expectations but also the concerns it raises. The European institutions are making the digital transition one of the main pillars of the recovery in a context marked by the Covid epidemic. Meeting in extraordinary session in October 2020, the European Council stressed the need to allocate a large part of the Digital Recovery Plan, in particular the development at European level of the next generation of digital technologies such as the blockchain. The need to promote technology research is therefore a priority of the “Shaping Europe’s digital future” digital strategy presented by the Commission in February 2020 and confirmed by the Council in June 2020. Technologies such as the blockchain are at the center of the will to organize. European resilience. The legal issues of blockchains are broadcast by many institutions which also show, at the same time, all the legal uncertainties involved in this still new technology. This is all the more important because the use of this technology, now widely used for cryptocurrencies, is inevitably destined to become widespread, from the notarial profession to the certification of diplomas through public services. Therefore, it is essential to start an in-depth reflection on the legal issues of blockchain. Therefore, institutions call for the mobilization of research to provide new technical solutions to strengthen the encryption capabilities of protocols and thus ensure the protection of personal data, especially in the case of open blockchains. In parallel with the reflections on the technological developments needed to comply with the legal rules, the reflection on the adaptation of the rules of the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of 2016 is essential to take into account the new challenges they pose. blockchains. The symposium project is part of a larger multidisciplinary scientific project led by IODE, the WIDE and CIDRE (INRIA) teams as well as GDD (LS2N) selected by Labex CominLabs entitled PriCLeSS (Privacy-Conscious Legally-Sound Blockchain Storage). ### Downloading the program [le programme]( ### Registration This symposium can be accessed remotely via Zoom and in person. Registration is mandatory and must be done directly at [[](]( ** Contact: ** Sandra Blandin [[[email protected]](mailto: [email protected])](mailto: [email protected])

This symposium will be held in person and remotely on May 13, 2022.

Faculty of Law and Political Science – Amphitheater IV 9 rue Jean Macé 35000 Rennes Rennes Thabor – Saint-Hélier – Alphonse Guérin Ille-et-Vilaine

Start and end dates and times (year – month – day – time):
2022-05-13T09: 30: 00 2022-05-13T16: 30: 00